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Why does Windows Phone 7 get so much hate?

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It's a great platform. I love my new HTC Surround. More so the OS--it's fast, it's functional, it's simple, and it gets the job done.

I don't understand why it gets so much hate. It's a powerful OS with an elegant UI.

The keyboard is slightly dificult to type on, but that is just something worth getting used to. The Zune software integration isn't quite ideal, but then again it isn't that big of an issue. It's more of a hassle than anything.

What's your opinion? Why do you like WP7, why do you dislike it?
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I like the looks and smoothness. Normally I wouldn't be the beginning of a flame war thread but since I have a great new keyboard I'm typing a lot.
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probably because its from microsoft..
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Lol well I hope this doesn't turn into a flame war.

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probably because its from microsoft..
Can you at least contribute something useful? Sure it's from microsoft but what does that mean?
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i have a HTC HD7 and i like it as well. Doesnt freeze nearly as much if at all as android did, and its quick
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Thinking about getting myself a HD7S
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I like WP7 but I want it to mature.
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Because of the age old stigma that Microsoft has been dogged by.

Once upon a recent time ago Microsoft was deemed the evil empire ... controlling 98% of the worldwide computer market. They were evil , forced their wares on us because no shops were developing code for anything but it. We were at their mercy for updates, fixes, features and they too their time.

Then came along Google and Apple.. the underdogs that challenged the elder monger. They promised ease of use, features, updates, prestige.. Do No Evil...

Then they grabbed marketshare and began to make Microsoft not look so bad

Win 7 Mobile is a fine OS. It gets a bad rap from people who generally still have a bad taste in their mouth or are still enamored by Apple as the blog from their Macbook Pro's and call their buddies on their iphones LOL

Edit/Update:

Also one of the things MS got slammed for is blue screens and driver compatibility issues. But......... people often dont consider the fact that they had to write drivers or help devs write them for every sound card , video card, cpu, hard drive, cdrom, dvd, blue ray, keyboard, game controller etc etc etc.... from EVERY manufacturer + chipset drivers.... sata etc etc etc Thats a whole lot of time to write. Ever look for a Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility List ? Pack a lunch you'll be reading for a long long time

Had they been Apple they would have offered 3 models with 6 choices and been heroes too
Edited by ShtSh00ttr - 6/1/11 at 6:44pm
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post #9 of 66
I honestly haven't seen much 'hate' toward WP7 at all. It's just behind the curve because of it's release date. Android and iOS have so much ground on it. I'd definitely consider it when I upgrade -- but it'd be tough to find replacements for all my frequently used apps.
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I have a HD7 I think most people just don't want to be early adopters as its still quite a bit I'd like to see added(Mango does a good job but I hate how they're treating this like a Service Pack but I'd rather wait a minute and have a complete update phone process), even though I personally love my phone more than any other phone I've ever owned I think the phone is more you have to have it to understand the stigma around it(Not saying other phones aren't as nice or appealing). And a lot of the uninformed or informed people go off of word of mouth, and it seems that word of mouth is Apple/Android, when I use the phone or pull it out in-front of people I get awkward looks, I think it's just a bad rep people give Microsoft for some reason, as if any other company hasn't done the same, but all in all it's an amazing product.
    
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